Sep 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Run Smack Into Kissimmee

Kissimmee, FL is one of those name that just has to be investigated.  I love names of cities like that one and I wanted to see what we can come up with for senior citizens in this unique city. You may have already been to Orlando and Disney World, Kissimmee is just south of that world famous area.

So Welcome to Kissimmee

Start your Florida vacation in Kissimmee, where the possibilities are endless. That 30 minute, 17.74 mile drive south of Orlando puts you right in the middle of all the activities and attractions that turn senior vacations into non-stop fun and lasting memories. Kissimmee puts you near all the best theme park destinations in the Orlando area, Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando. The town is called “A Community of Neighborhoods.” Mayor Jim Swan gives senior citizen travelers a personal invitation to his “All American City”.

As per any old established city along the US eastern coast, there is a plethora of American history. Kissimmee invites you to go back in years to enjoy its present day fun. Founded in the mid-19th century as Allendale, it was renamed Kissimmee when incorporated as a city in 1883. Local historians have offered many variations of the origin of the city’s name. Most agree that Kissimmee is a modern spelling of a tribal word. There was an old mission called Atissimi and some say that it may be the source of the modern place name Kissimmee. It’s time to plan that perfect Central Florida vacation you’ve been dreaming of for years … or maybe just a few hours.  Lake Toho,  known as the bass fishing capital of the world,  is one of the many lakes in the Kissimmee area. TripAdvisor will nicely fill in your itinerary with its great suggestions for hotels, B&Bs, Things to Do, best restaurants and more. A good means to really get to know Kissimmee would be to plan for a longer stay and HomeAway has many vacation and villa rentals for you to consider.

Guest Services

One of the trusted names in attraction services in the area is the Kissimmee Guest Services. Located in Celebration, they offer a Low Price Guarantee on all of their tickets including Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld, Universal Orlando, Arabian Nights, Pirates Dinner Adventure, and other Central Florida area attractions. i.seeKissimmee will fill you in on a city in the “Heart of Florida” with  many fun things to see and do. And, you’ll want to get outdoors in Kissimmee.

Old Town Kissimmee Greets Senior Visitors

Old Town, Kissimmee has over 100 shops and restaurants, and features an amusement park with rides for everyone. It is just one hour from the Lake Verona Lodge Bed and Breakfast and on the weekends they feature “cruise nights”, with classic cars and live bands. It’s a fun place! I think that you will love Old Town as it is unique with many flavorsome restaurants and entertainment.

Shopping is nearby and name brands are everywhere. Dinner shows are always fun for seniors citizens to top off an evening and Kissimmee is home to some of the most unique and entertaining theaters around.


NileGuide is a new link for me but very worthwhile for seniors seeking information on any city or area in the world.  The Top 10 Things to Do in Kissimmee plus hotels, nightlife, photos and more will come in mighty handy if this is your first trip in town. Enjoy Kissimmee and maybe “kissa your mate” while you’re in town.  jeb

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